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No idea. I didn't know they did before I read your thread.
Does anyone know when Piriform started bundling chrome with its own downloads?
Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:12 PM
Posted 21 December 2010 - 04:11 PM
It's very common for toolbars etc. to come bundled with downloaded programs. My experience is there is usually an opt out screen where you can decline the item by unchecking a box. Otherwise you're getting it. So you probably need to pay better attention when downloading anything. Is it sneaky? Sure but Google is paying Piriform a lot of $$ to have Chrome bundled with CCleaner. This is how a lot of users wind up with 27 toolbars.
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:28 PM
I found that during the intended update of CCleaner there is an opportunity to download Chrome AND there is an opportunity to Opt out as well. On that auspicious occasion I either had my head up my "Donkey" or had too many adult beverages.
Actually, a free Norton scan has been bundled with Shockwave for a while now. It is somewhat annoying to have to decline Norton everytime I install it on a computer at work. I'll get over it somehow.
Just to show you that all these companies are doing this and you really have to pay attention when you're downloading anything, I was just downloading the new version of Adobe Shockwave and for the first time ever they are trying to foist Norton on us. I haven't seen that before from Adobe. Of course I passed. I don't need Norton anything.
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